Vince and Edda each get $3 a week for allowance. Edda is a pretty good saver, but once Vince cobbles together a few weeks worth of allowance, he gets antsy-in-the-pantsy to go to Target to buy something.

When we do make it to Target, he’s usually clutching 10 sweaty, crumpled dollar bills and pointing to a Lego item and asking, “How much is that one?” and I say, well it’s a bit out of your price range because it’s $29.99, $49.99 or $69.99. And he sighs and I tell him that if he saves a few more weeks, he may be able to afford the $29.99 one and he sighs again and finds a small Lego for $9.99 for which I tell him I will chip in the tax.

So he’s been negotiating for months about how to get the Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull set, and we’ve been pretty firm, you have to wait for Christmas or your birthday and he sighs and says OK, please put it on my Christmas/birthday list because I really, really, really, really want it.

And then the grandparents show up for the weekend, and look! A surprise:




Not to be left out, Edda got a much appreciated video or two:


3 thoughts on “Allowance.”

  1. That is what the grandparents for 🙂

    I am not too sure that I am a good father :(. Certainly, not a bad one, I think. But, I am sure that I am a good grandfather.

    I have to say that to be a good parent, it is much harder. But, to be a good grandparent, it is easier 🙂

  2. That is right. It is easier to be grandparents than to be parents.

    Vince helped to find those things with no time. Otherwise, we do not know where to find those things.

    Noel is a good husband that is for sure.

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